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Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:58

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Fiji sets September 17 for return to democracy

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 14:02

Fiji`s military rulers on Friday set September 17 as the date for the South Pacific nation`s first democratic elections in nearly eight years following a military coup.

Tonga cleans up after devastating cyclone

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 09:39

Residents in cyclone-devastated areas of Tonga launched a massive clean-up on Monday, as officials said it was "a miracle" only one person died when the monster storm hit.

Tonga in South Pacific lashed by powerful cyclone

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 06:24

The South Pacific island nation of Tonga was lashed by a powerful cyclone on Friday, with damage reported in the northern islands.

6.6 magnitude Pacific quake, no tsunami threat: US geologists

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 23:51

A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, but US geologists said it was too deep to cause a tsunami.

6.2 quake hits off Vanuatu: USGS

Last Updated: Friday, July 26, 2013, 16:26

A 6.2-magnitude quake hit off the South Pacific island of Vanuatu Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was not expected to generate a tsunami.

Tsunami off Solomon Islands damages homes, kills 5

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 06, 2013, 09:13

A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami of up to 1.5 meters (about 5 feet) that damaged dozens of homes and likely killed several people in the South Pacific island chain on Wednesday.

Phantom island shown on Google Earth `does not exist`

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 16:11

Scientists have discovered an island that does not exist – even though it appears on Google and global maps.

Scientists `undiscover` Pacific island, say it doesn`t exist

Last Updated: Thursday, November 22, 2012, 18:53

A South Pacific island, shown on world maps, marine charts as well as on Google Earth, actually does not exist, Australian scientists claim.

Total solar eclipse enthralls sky watchers

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 09:44

A rare total solar eclipse plunged northern Australia into darkness for two minutes on Wednesday.

India forges diplomatic ties with `Wi-Fi nation`

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 16:26

Last week, India quietly established formal diplomatic relations with Niue, a South Pacific island of 1,400 inhabitants.

Magnitude 6.0 quake hits South Pacific near Fiji

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 11:45

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not immediately issue a tsunami alert.